Mexico 1845-Go PM 4 escudos

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Sincona sale 4, lot 6020

This specimen was lot 6020 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$998 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO Republic 4 Escudos 1845, Guanajuato. Assayer PM. Extremely fine." Guanajuato struck this type 1829-63, which is also known from the Mexico City, Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Hermosillo, Guadalupe y Calvo, Culiacan and Durango mints. Assayer PM is recorded for 1842-48 but only 1845 and 1847 are listed for the four escudos. Type collectors must usually settle for a specimen from Mexico City or Guanajuato; the other mints are very rare. Long[2] notes this date as "extremely rare."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13,55 g.

Catalog reference: Fr. 83, KM 381.4.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Long, Richard A., Gold Coins of the Early Mexican Republic, 1823-1873, North Bend, OR: Wegferd Publications, 2004.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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